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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 53

This book should be available now, so this is the last snippet. Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 53 # Allenson stayed with the catapults until the men’s nerves settled then he and Hawthorn departed with the shift change as planned. … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 52

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 52 Chapter 17 – Cut and Thrust Allenson’s body went into that surreal zone he thought of as combat mode. Time slowed down and consciousness narrowed like turning up the magnification on a powerful microscope.

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 51

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 51 All through the afternoon they intermittently bombarded the port mostly achieving little other than chipping tiny fragments of syncrete out of the aprons. One of the tramps lifted off but the other stayed. Maybe … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 50

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 50 The heavy duty pipes that linked the machinery had to be bolted on manually as the use of power tools constituted too great a hazard. Each of the three engines consisted of three separate … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 49

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 49 Chapter 16 – The Battle of Oxford Allenson adjusted the mask over his face until it covered his mouth, eyes and nose. It supplied metallic air that tasted like an iron based tonic wine. … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 48

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 48 Hawthorn put his glass down and looked directly at the servant for the first time. “Now you interest me. Let’s sit over there.” Hawthorn pointed to a table in a quiet corner. He walked … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 47

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 47 “I thought the dons had locked away their private possessions to protect them from us coarse soldiery,” Allenson said, noting the college coat of arms decorating the china. “Did they, sar?” Boswell asked. “The … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 46

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 46 Chapter 15 – The Indirect Approach A few days later Allenson slumped in his office wrestling with the endless and insoluble problems associated with logistics when there was a knock at the door. Military … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 45

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 45 The first mortar bombs exploded over the edge of the siege lines. The laser cannon picked them off but the fast rate of fire from the simple artillery weapons moved the intercept barrier closer … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 44

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 44 # “So how are you getting on with your new minders?” Hawthorn asked, easing himself into a chair in Allenson’s office and sinking half a glass of brandy. Allenson glowered at him. “Not well, … Continue reading

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